More GeoCaching…

September 20th, 2010

We had another great time this past Saturday going Geocaching… Went to Marion, AR and dropped off a travel bug to help it make its way to IA…  We also tent camped again in the backyard…  …and church together on Sunday…   lots of family time…  what a blessing!

Geocaching is cool.

September 7th, 2010

My first experience over the weekend with geocaching was so much fun.  The whole family was involved and everyone enjoyed it thoroughly…

Mt 19-20 “Cry out all the more.”

May 14th, 2009

What a huge number of choice topics to choose from in these two chapters.  What caught my eye and heart was from chapter 20.

“31The crowd sternly told them to be quiet…” 

Many times we quite trying to be radical in our discipleship because it disturbed the status quo of the other followers.  These blind men, thankfully, did not listen to the crowd, but kept crying out… and Jesus responded to them and healed them.  I am convicted by their earnestness, and my own complacency… I am willing to wait to for another day for Jesus to come and touch me… and thus I miss out on today’s miracle… and show my unbelief that He would have compassion on one blind as I.  Preferring the darkness as it is familiar–I have learned to “get by” on sub-standard Christianity, without encountering the Power that is just a few feet away.

Sermon on the Mount

May 7th, 2009

Jesus covers such an array of topics and truths in such a short space.  Every word turned conventional wisdom on its ear.  What you cannot hear?  ….the silence, the sheer awe, of those who heard him utter those words for the very first time.  What a hush must have fallen as told them, “Love your enemies.” How the quiet must have rang as he told them, “You are the light of the world.”  How I wish I was sitting among them as these gigantic ideas fell from Heaven.  I wonder how their hearts burned and their minds churned to drink in this brand new ocean of living water, poured out in refreshing simplicity.

Clear a Path… Mt. 3-4

May 5th, 2009

Have you discovered the vast virtue of clutter?  Our culture and country have down to a science… and it’s disaster by design.  No margin, no quiet, no space.  Everything and every moment must be multi-tasked.  The result… clutter, endless waste in our wake and in our way…

   It’s a far cry (pun intended) from John the Baptist’s message,  “A voice of one calling in the desert,
   ‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
      make straight paths for him.’ ”

 Maybe it’s time we “cleared a path” for Jesus to walk into our lives on a regular basis.  It might just make our desert a little more “user friendly.”  Who else can give us “Living Water?”

New Testament Challenge

May 4th, 2009

Our pastor challenged us to read through the NT this summer, two chapters a day through Labor Day.  So I read Matthew 1-2 today.  Amazing what a fearful thing, Jesus’ entrance into this world was.  Joseph had to have a lot of courage to be the earthly father of Jesus… suppose all parents need that kind of grit!

Colorful wardrobe, dancing enliven DeSoto’s ‘Dreamcoat’

June 28th, 2008

Colorful wardrobe, dancing enliven

DeSoto’s ‘Dreamcoat’

DeSoto Family Theatre’s rollicking production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” oozes fun, not just from the witty material and staging, but from infectious performances as well.

Director Harry Snelling has done a deft job in satisfying “Dreamcoat’s” challenges. There are some 30 kids to wrangle along with a hefty cast that is busy singing and dancing throughout this contemporary take on the Old Testament tale.

Joseph (Blaine Means) is the favorite of the 12 sons of patriarch Jacob. He’s a nice kid and pretty smart, although sometimes clueless as illustrated when daddy gives him the fab designer frock. Joseph thinks all his brothers are equally thrilled by his good fortune; instead the siblings seethe rivalry, roughing him up, shredding the coat and selling him into slavery.

Means, whose wide-eyed, baffled expression resembles Dana Carvey, is in good voice and makes the transition from slave-in-chains to savvy dream interpreter whose services are called upon by the Pharaoh (Tracy James).

The allure of “Dreamcoat,” besides being family friendly, is the variety of styles that lyricist Tim Rice and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber offer up. Calypso, disco and country are all represented along with the ham-heavy Elvis stylings of the Pharaoh. James gives it his all in a Vegas-meets-ancient-Egypt goof-o-rama.

Longtime DFT songbird Ashley Wieronski is the narrator, her lovely voice stitching the story together. Veterans Dean Bryant and Jeffrey K. Smith stand out in their scenes as conniving brothers, and Marissa Newton is a terrific dancer whether in traditional ballet or a sultry seven-veils kind of frolic (but still keeping it G rated).

There is a whole lotta choreography going on and Otis Smith and Cindy Lipscomb get credit for keeping it coherent and entertaining. Special nods go to costume designer Mary Ann Overman for smart and appropriately colorful choices and to music director Jennifer Rushton for keeping things on track. Robert Tackett’s spare set allowed the focus to remain on the talent.

The show ends this weekend, so you’d best try to get those tickets now.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

When: 7 tonight and matinee performances at 2 p.m. today, Sunday.

Where: DeSoto Civic Center, 4560 Venture Drive, Southaven.

Tickets: $12 and $18. Tickets are sold at the DeSoto Civic Center box office, by phone at (662) 280-6546 and through all Ticketmaster outlets, including by phone at (901) 525-1515 and online at Ticketmaster.com.

Link to Article on the CA Site:

http://commercialappeal.com/news/2008/jun/28/colorful-wardrobe-dancing-enliven-desotos/

Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Way to Go People and Praise the Lord!!!

 Blaine

Friday Nite AfterShow Eat and Glow, Glow, Glow Joe

June 26th, 2008

ATTENTION ALL:

If you are attending Friday nite’s festivities at the DCC after the Show, you MUST pay your $12.00 to Cindy tonight (Thursday). She is meeting with the DCC Friday morning and has to turn in all of the money at that time. You can pay cash or make a check payable to DeSoto Civic Center.

We are going to have so much fun and not have to drive anywhere or wait in long lines.

See you all this evening.

Everyone is doing a great job on the Show, Keep Up The Energy.

Marcia

Friday Night

June 24th, 2008

If you would like to join 60 of your closest “Joseph” friends after the Show Friday Night at the DCC Conference Center for Karaoke, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, cookie and lots of FUN, please email Cindy (rljmom@wnm.net) and cc Marcia (mparkstheatre@yahoo.com) by 11:00am today (Tuesday). If you signed up last night at the Cast party, no need to respond again. The cost will be $12.00 for everyone that comes over to the DCC Conference Center, whether you eat or not. Please bring your $12.00 Thursday night when you come to the Theatre.

See you all then.

Marcia

The New DFT Family Pass is Here!!

June 17th, 2008

The New DFT Family Pass is Here!!

$25 for five punches, one punch per person per show attended.

Good for immediate family only, spouse and children or parents and siblings living in the same household with cast member.

An incredible savings of $7 – $13 off the regular ticket price.

Purchase your card by seeing Donna Wieronski, our house manager.